| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:03 PM
About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
| Aug 1, 2014
Linda Fotzler bought the Armory House, a private dorm on the University of Illinois campus, in 1973, the year after she graduated.
The students who lived there were predominantly men, and there was quite a bit of partying.
Her current challenge is...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:43 PM
The hotel elevator doors opened and Yiwei Huang stepped out, ready for his college orientation.
He held his mother's hand as he approached the registration table.
He pored over the rows of name tags, each belonging to a future classmate, until he...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:32 PM
A handcuffed prisoner who escaped from Elgin Mental Health Center custody earlier this month was being transported in a van with three security officers when he fled out the vehicle's rear door, a police report shows.
Jesse Vega, 33, also identified...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:16 AM
One, two, Freddy’s, um, coming to take a photo with you.
Actor Robert Englund – who played my generation’s boogeyman in eight “A Nightmare on Elm Street” films and the rarely talked about TV series – will be appearing...
| Jul 24, 2014
Between world-class bars and a bounty of breweries, Chicago has become a craft beer destination. Here are five essential Chicago beers that will acquaint a visitor with a city that loves its brew.
Agree or disagree? Tell us your favorite Chicago...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Donald R. Carlson was a project architect and construction manager who had a hand in building the original McCormick Place convention center, the infrastructure at O'Hare International Airport, and McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook.
"Don was very...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Park Ridge aldermen must re-approve the recently OK'd referendum question asking residents whether to pay more property tax to the Park Ridge Public Library for four years, thanks to the city's newly revealed property value plummet.
On June 16, aldermen...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Park Ridge Aldermen on Monday overwhelmingly endorsed an ordinance that, if it received final approval, will place an advisory question on the Nov. 4 general election ballot asking residents about noise levels at O'Hare airport.
The question asks...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:56 AM
Park Ridge's referendum picture became clearer Monday as aldermen approved one question about airport noise and gave their first formal nod to a revamped question on a property tax increase for Park Ridge Public Library.
The City Council unanimously...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:05 AM
We are a city divided by pizza lines. Where do you side? The deep-dish faction stands its ground. The thin-crust sausage/cheese camp cries, "No, no, we won't go!" The support for New York-style pizza numbers are small but ever vocal. Yet my current...
| Jul 26, 2014
The Illinois Tollway and Pace have taken a major step toward bringing more express bus service to the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, and motorists' tolls will help pay for it.
Under a partnership agreement the agencies finalized last week, the Tollway...